The port of Genoa wants the Fonda space to build a 400 truck fleet. Signorini: “We enhance the area”
Genoa – The port, after months of back and forth, drops its mask and openly wants to the Fondaga Sud area to realize, on the heights between Multedo and Pegli, a car park that hosts about 400 trucksmost of which travel to and from the Genoese docks.
“What interests us, we can enhance it and create an area dedicated not only to heavy vehicles but where to create pure services that can be realized. There are choices and evaluations in progress, when they are completed a decision will be taken but the last word belongs to the mayor (Marco Bucci, ed) », says Paolo Emilio Signorini, president of the ports of Genoa and Savona. There is more: it is also the hauliers who speak of Fondega Sud as a “functional hypothesis” but also other spaces in the city in the former Ilva areas.
«With billions of investments in infrastructures destined to the strengthening of the Ligurian port system – he underlines Giuseppe TagnochettiLigurian coordinator of Trasportiunito – there is someone who still disputes the establishment on the territory of parking structures necessary for the ten thousand drivers and vehicles that transport goods to and from ports every day, determining the economic value of the first regional industry ».
According to Tagnochetti, the buffer area in Fondega Sud directly accessible from the motorway ramps and the center of gravity between the two basins of Sampierdarena and Pra ‘is a functional hypothesis because it would guarantee short and long-term stops for drivers, with a flow of heavy vehicles not superimposed on urban traffic. “But it is necessary – he underlines – to face once and for all the settlement in the former Ilva areas of Cornigliano to create a car park for the daily parking of 800 heavy vehicles”.
The project to build a car park in Fondaga Sud (in a space currently owned by Eni) bears the signature of Motorways for Italy, in agreement with the Municipality (which has always spoken of “hypotheses”) and the Port System Authority. The last voice opposed to the project, in chronological order, was that of Guido Barbazza, president of the Ponente Municipality in the center-right and candidate on the territory to the last administrative ones from Bucci. Yet, a few days ago, a project for a maxi-area for heavy vehicles was the subject of a minority motion rejected by the municipal council, the same led by Barbazza.
The act requested the formal opposition of the parliament to the hypothesis of allocating the area to road hauliers. The piano is also sparking protests from area residents According to which the area should host small businesses operating in the sectors of production, trade and services – taking into account that it also has a significant role in the reorganization of the Pegli toll booth -, a sports facility and be the subject of an arrangement to create areas green for leisure.